The Mill at Meadowlands: About
There’s nothing more personal and exquisite than handcrafted textiles and original fiber art.
Themselves farmers, Ruth Lamb and Paulette Ringley have a true passion for the field. It is a way of life for them, and they’ve set out to create a mill that can provide truly customized services and a collaborative atmosphere, but with more speed than is typical in the cottage fiber industry. We are one of the few that have the capabilities to fully process your fiber.
The Mill at Meadowlands is larger and faster than a hobby mill, yet we offer personalized, custom processing to meet each customer’s exact needs.
Professional Quality in a Welcoming Environment
If you work with fiber for fun or you’re a professional in the textile industry or arts, working with our team is a truly enjoyable experience. Whether your fiber is being processed for personal use or resale, you’ll be proud of the exceptional quality and consistency of The Mill’s products. Our attention to superior processing allows you to focus on your creativity and art. We look forward to helping you realize your creative vision. Set on a beautiful 19-acre working alpaca and goat farm, The Mill is also home to many rescued mules, horses, donkeys, dogs and other beloved creatures.
Going Green and Proud of It
It’s not easy being green, but The Mill at Meadowlands has been built with the protection of our environment always in mind. Our buildings were constructed with reclaimed lumber and our beautiful wood floors feature a stunning array of recycled flooring from across the State of Maryland. We use organic practices and environmentally friendly processes, including lanolin waste retainment and removal to protect the land.
Who We Are
Ruth lives with her family in a historic 1885 farmhouse situated on their 23-acre farm called Angora Hill in Baltimore County. In addition to working with special-needs children for many years through Howard County Public Schools, she also worked with veterans at the Loch Raven VA Community Living and Rehabilitation Center. She has also volunteered with numerous community organizations. Ruth also shares her home with 21 Angora mostly-rescued goats, including Fanny, an injured goat she is patiently rehabbing, equipping her with wheels to get around while she recovers. Angora Hill is also home to 2 rescued donkeys, “Blue Eyes” the barn cat and a host of wild life. Ruth’s hope is to expand the flock to 30 Angora goats, add new hay equipment and expand the farm to offer classes and a place to share ideas with old and new friends in the fiber world in a relaxed setting.
During a 33-year career as the owner of a pet, lawn and garden business, Paulette has been actively and passionately involved with animal rescue. She is part owner of Humane Domain Inc., which provides humane animal education, consultation and training for individuals, groups, sanctuaries and zoos. In addition to specializing in equine management, she is certified in aquatic health and closed ecosystems, and has been breeding, raising and training exotic birds for 30 years. Paulette enjoys life on her 19-acre Maryland farm, which she shares with the official proprietor of The Mill at Meadowlands — Scrappy, her Boston Terrier. Her brood also includes rescued mules, donkeys, horses, goats and Aunt Bee, a Pilgrim goose. Paulette enjoys cutting hay and peaceful moments of watching her animals graze in the fields.
Meet the Proprietor
A smart and spunky Boston Terrier, Scrappy is totally in charge daily at the mill, making the rounds and ensuring everything is in tip-top order.